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which we are now doing for him -- going back to the tax collector to see if he paid those taxes. it had to do with his lack of response for paying for our time to get us to do extended code enforcement. >> is there any additional public comments? >> just in hearing the issue with q-matic, something that came to mind. i have answered a lot of questions about surveys, new things in the housing code, things that we have to implement. seeing the responses from our customers, one thing that may need to be considered, i know that there are mine turns on some floors of the department. one thing that was very effective with the brown bag lunches for the videos that were done, which were then displayed
on a loop, at any time something new occurs. they can say, this is a new program. it will go through a five-minute loop, and you could also do it in different languages. that would help our customers as they are sitting there waiting. commissioner hechanova: [inaudible] >> [inaudible] watching our customers, that is a quick way to introduce -- i would say and do the writing things, too. but if we could give them a visual, that would help them to, as they conduct their business on these various floors. >> any additional public comment? seeing none.
item 7. discussion and possible action regarding a public employee appointment building inspection commission secretary. public comment on all matters pertaining to the closed session. >> ann aherne. i would just like to put forward sonya harris, who was my assistant for 6.5 years -- it seems like a long time. i know in the last couple of years i did not have heard very much. as far as continuity and keeping things going, having some history of what goes on with the commission, it is very important. when i took over, i had no one to train me. i did not even know there was a
aac, boe, code advisory committee, until they came up. i think it is really important to have somebody that understands the department and how it works. thank you. >> is there any additional public comment? >> i am not speaking for the department as a private individual who has been within the department since 1990. i just want to commend sonya. i have to work constantly with the commission secretary office, and i just want to commend her professionalism and her protection of you commissioners, try to get information for you. as ann said, i do not think you could make a better choice.
closed session. commissioner walker: move to disclose. >> aye. >> we are now in open session. commissioner hechanova: i am pleased and proud to announce on a unanimous vote the appointment of sonya to be the new bic secretary. sonya, welcome. [applause] this really is another milestone, but more importantly, leads into another legacy of the producing and performing through your mentoring and the category of the challenges that the bic secretary undertakes. we know that you will do a good job. more importantly, that you will always protect our backs.
>> thank you. i would just like to thank the commission for the opportunity to serve. i have the honor of being trained by one of the best in ann aherne. i look forward to carrying her porch and working diligently with the commission. commissioner hechanova: thank you. >>item 8. commissioner's questions and matters. 8a. at this time, commission may make inquiries to staff regarding various documents, policies, practices, and procedures, which are of interest to the commission. >> is there any public comments? seeing none. 8b. at this time, the commission may
discuss and take action to set the date of the special meeting and to determine those items that could be placed on the agenda of the next meeting and other future meetings of the building inspection commission. the next meeting is on september 23, i believe. commissioner murphy: the third wednesday of the month. commissioner hechanova: fall equinox. >> i will be sure to follow up on the item that the commissioners requested earlier in the meeting. public comment on items 8a and b? seeing none. item 9. review and approval of the minutes of the special meeting of february 3, 2011. commissioner walker: move to
♪ >> hello, and welcome to the department of elections right choice voting instructional video. it is part of the department of elections right choice voting outreach campaign and is designed to educate san francisco rig franciscoht choice voting. today we will learn what it is and who is elected using this voting method. we will also talk about with the ranked joyce l. looks like and how to market correctly. finally, we will see how the ranked joyce voting process works and to you an example of an election using ranked choice of voting. so, what is ranked joyce voting? in march 2002 san francisco voters adopted a charter to implement ranked choice of voting, also known as instant runoff voting. san francisco voters will use it
to elect most local officials by selecting a first choice candidate in the first column on the ballot and deborah second and third choice candidates in the second and third columns resect to do -- respectively. this makes it possible to elect local officials with the majority of votes. more than 50% without the need for a second runoff election. in san francisco, ranked choice of voting is for the election of members of the board of supervisors, the mayor, sharon, just -- district attorney, city attorney, treasurer, this is a recorder, and public defender. ranked joyce voting does not apply to elections for local school and community college board members. number the election of state or federal officials. ranked choice of voting does not affect the adoption ballot measures. when voters received their ballot, either at a polling
place or an absentee ballot in the mail, it will consist of multiple cards. voters will receive cards with contests for federal and state offices, as well as for state propositions and local ballot measures. for ranked choice voting contest, voters will receive a separate ranked choice ballot card. it will have instructions to rank three choices, which is new. the ranked choice ballot is designed in the side by side column format that lists the names of all candidates in each of the three columns. when marking the ranked choice ballot, voters elect their first choice in the first column by completing the aero pointing to their choice. for their second choice, voters selected different wind by completing the arab pointing to their choice in the second column. for their third choice, voters elect a different candidate by completing the arrow pointing to
their choice. voters wishing to vote for qualified write-in candidate can write it in on the line provided. and they must complete the arrow pointing to their choice. keep in mind, it voters should select a different candidate for each of the three columns of the ranked choice ballot card. if the voters elect the same candidate in more than one column, his or her vote for that candidate will count only once. also, a voter's second choice will be counted only if his or her first choice candidate has been eliminated. and a voter's third choice will be counted only if both his or her first and second choice candidates have been eliminated. we have talked about how to mark the ranked choice ballot. now let's look at how ranked choice of voting works. initially, every first choice vote is a candidate.
any candidate that receives a majority, more than 50% of the first choice to vote, is determined to be the winner. if no candidate receives more than 50% of the first choice votes, a process of eliminating candidates and transferring votes begins. first, the candidate who received the fewest numbers of first choice votes is eliminated from the race. second, voters who selected the eliminated candidate as their first choice will have their vote to transfer to their second choice. there, all the votes are recounted. fourth, if any candidate receives more than 50% of the votes, he/she is declared the winner. if no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote, the process of eliminating candidates and transferring votes is repeated until one candidate has a winning majority. now let's look at an example of
an election using ranked choice of voting. in this example, we have three candidates. candidate a, b, and c. after all the first choice votes are counted, none of the three candidates has received more than 50%, or a majority of the first choice vote cast. candidate a g-205% ofb the votes% received 40%. and c received 35% of the boats. because no candidate received a majority, the candidate who received the fewest number of first choice votes, a candidate a, is eliminated from the race. voters to pick a candidate a as their first choice candidate will have their but transferred to their second choice. and the voters to pick and a, 15% chose candidate b as their second choice, and 10% chose c as their second choice. these votes are then applied to
b and c, and the votes are recounted. candidate b now has 55% of the votes. candidate c as 45%. candidate b has more than 50% of the votes and is determined as the winner. >> thank you for watching. we hope you have ranked choice learned ranked choice of voting and was elected. you have seen the ballot, learned how to market, and learned how the voting process works. if you have any further questions about ranked choice voting, please contact us at department of elections, city hall, room 48, 1 dr. carlton be good lit place, sentences go, california, 94102. or 415-554-4375. visit our website, www.sfelections.org.